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That First Globe
Trotting Tour Was a
Affair But This One Is
Men have died and worm
have eaten them, but not
(or Love. Hare women
done more? Love,' the greatest
thing In the world, bat made brave
men cowards and turned cowards
' 'The-things done for love have
not all been tragic, but always they
have been romantic. Even to-day
romance can be found If one only
searches for It.
Here, in the cold-blooded year of
our Lord nlneteen-eleven, we can
find a charm!ng romance right at
our very doors. -
Here we have Edith, the very
beautiful daughter of' the - Gren
ville Kanes.' of Tuxedo Park, and
George F. Daker. Jr., the only son
MUs Dorothy Kane, ' Who
Kept a Watchful Eye on
Younjr Mr. Baker While
Her Sister Was Away.
and heir of George F. Baker, Sr.,
the multi millionaire banker. .
For love, Miss Kane went round
the world and back again, and Is
. now going round again on ber wed-
ding trlpt u Is a delightful tale or
hearts, millions, beauty and wealth.
Two years ago Tuxedo Park, that
exceedingly exclusive colony In he
Ramapo Hills, was shaken to Us
foundations. It had a delectable
morsel of gossip to roll under its
" tongue. Edith Kane, the supposed
ly heartless daughter of the house
of Kane, acknowledged to being In
love with Mr. Baker, heir to a hun
dred millions, and chief bachelor of
The Grenvllle Kanes are charter
members of Tuxedo Park. Mr. Kane
and Mr. Pierre Lorlllard originated
the idea of starting a country resort
where their children might grow up
far from the city. They organised
a company, and for all these years
the most rigid rules have been oV
When Ceorgo F. Baker. Sr., the
president of the First National
Bank, came to live at Tuxedo, be
was received . with open arms.
George, Jr., immediately joined In
the sports of the young people, and
very early In the game showed a
preference for blondes!
So far, so good! Time 'passed, the
boy became a man, the girls grew
up magically. Papa Baker inctden
tally added to bis millions until he
became known as one of the seven
men who own the United States! J.
Plerpont Morgan is another!
When young Baker returned from
Harvard he was twenty-three years
old and one of the biggest matri
monial prises in New York society.
Mothers were overjoyed to receive
him. Daughters looked on him and
found him good.
But Ueorge loved all the girls so
much he could not select onel As
the years passed, the Bakers, and
Tuxedo as a whole, decided that
George would never marry- Mama
Baker rejoiced as every year closed
'and George was left unraated.
The years which left George. Jr.,
a bachelor were dealing niout de
lightfully with the girls or the Kane
family. Now the Kane family has
always been an Institution in this
tight little resort of the Ramapo.
their love affairs closely watched,
their beauty gloated over.
When Edith came out she was
the second of six sUters a bril
liant marriage was predicted. She
was a brlllllant success socially sti.l
opera hostesses literally fought
with each other to get her for their
She turned a cold but beautiful
shoulder to all lovers.
"What can Edith be waiting
for?" asked society. There was
young Malcolm Sloane, ber own
age, and heir to the fabulous
Sloane-Vanderbllt fortunes; be was
mad about her. And there were
Even Mrs. Kane despaired. And
who can wondert For there were
plenty more at home just like
And now wo come to the Wluter
of nineteen nine. We find MUs
Kane, more ethereally beautiful than
ever, aged twenty-four, and the
Mr-. George F.
cleverest girl whip and all-round
sportswoman in New York Olty..
She drives a four-in-hand as non
chalantly as she motors her sO-horse-power
Just around the corner we find
Mr. Baker, good looking, popular, '
STAGE dances in which jha Is
surrounded with ' fire effects
were the attractive specialty of
Miss Ida Fuller In thla country and
abroad until her career Beemed to
be ended by a long and serious ill
ness. How she suddenly regained
her strength, and at one bound re
trieved her former position as a
dancer, all at the command of a
dead genlu-s, makes one of the
weirdest tales of real life in these
While Miss Fuller was alowly con
valescing In a Western sanitarium
she said one day to a visitor:
"Yes, I feel that I shall yet dance
again. But I don't know whether 1
shall revive any of my old suc
cesses. I don't even know what the
world Is dolns on th t
seem out if it forgotten. In
Here she ctaca.l nnaski n er camn
Ing like one who bad gone into a
trance. But the next day she
showed great Improvement Inside
of a week she ett the sanitarium a
well woman, filled with energy and
She went directly to a storige
house, and from an rid trunk took a
shabby roll of manuscript read it
then and there, and within another
few weeks bad produced with great
success her new spectscular panto
mime ca'led "The Dance In Hades"
a sketch pantomime built oa the
old dangle of "Orpheus and K.iry
dice," the episode in which the hero
ine is followed by the lover within
the gates of the Inferno. Here,
amid the flames, watched by the
three-headed dog that guards the
iut'ernsl gatea. Miss Fuller dances
at her dead author1 command.
It was that same command a
voice from the dead which caused
the break in her speech to her hos
"In my extremity" and this is
her atrsnge story:
At the height of Ida Fullers
European career as a dancer, Rich
ard v etn, the girted sou of
American mirionnlre. m in
final stages of slavery to drura
But when the madness induced by
morphine and the trenxy caused by
cocaine were upou him he wrote
Baker, Jr., Who Encircled the Globe for the
Sake of the Man She Loved.
devotedly attached to his parents,
and still the big1 tlsh in the matri
monial nnd, and just ten years
older than Miss Kane.
At the Hallowe'en ball,-two years
ago, the miracle happened! The
cold-hearted - belle, having turned
n fl U : w
playlets and pantomimes, embodying
his strange fancies. In his borne
In Philadelphia, in his apartment at
. Paasy, near Paris, in his house at
Shepherd's Bush. In London, when
the fiends assailed him be wrote,
and what be wrote was as wild as
those freojties. aa terrible aj the
visions .wrought by his drug-tortured
He met Ida Fuller when London
and Parts were marvel ing at the
embroideries she wrought with hu
man figures amidst the Illusions of
fire. One day the Quaking, white
faced man who had lived in the
same apartment houie. called upon
ber in London.
"I have written a playlet for you.
He thrust a roll of soiled white
paper Into her hand. '
Miss Fuller looked politely indif
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away dosens of
herself to the
and he fairly
burbled with glee
time passed, the
two lovers were
constantly I n
each other's com
pany. When Misa
Kane tooled her
coach along the
Mr. Baker occu
pied the box seat,
proof of an en
garetnent When Spring
came, a rift ap
peared In the
lute; Jove's sweet
dream seemed to
Edith and George
finally did not
speak as they
Oh, the goeslp! Suddenly : Miss
Kane sailed for Europe and from
there went round the world. George
was left bereft. -No one knew what
had caused the trouble, but Tuxedo
finally decided that the Baker
family had caused the parting.
ferent. The unfortunate man read
"You don't believe in it" he said,
"but remember, sometime, . In your
extremity, you will produce it, and
' It will be the greatest success of
your career." She never saw him
again. Three months later a he read
of the sudden death of the doomed
man in hie native land. She sent a
cable of sympathy to his wife and
in her busy, successful, crowded life
forgot the man with the chalk
white face and the strange, strained
eyes. The soiled roll of paper lay
In the bottom of an old trunk in the
attlo of her London home, forgotten.
Five years .later, ."in her ex
tremity,", she remembered It at
the dead author's command. And
it has done for her all that ho
promised It would
It seems that, having had their
son to themselves for ten years,
Mama and Papa Baker could not
reconcile themselves to a daughter
lu-iaw. as Bisier vioeenie said
ueorge had married a year or two
wer on graduation rrom Harvard
It would have been different"
Whea Miss Kane realized bow
bitterly the Bakers felt she showed
her capability for sacrifice. Did
she not say: "Never will I marry
you until your family want me. I
iove you too much to cause
trouble between vou all"?
And so, for love, she went around
While she was away, Sister Doro
thy, another Kane beauty, played
peacemaker. Every week she wrote
letters to the traveler keeping her '
posted as to the behavior of George,
Jr., and the attitude of the Baker
Mr. Baker was distressed, indeed,
during the first month . of Miss
Kane's absence, but toward the end
he began to sit up and take notice.
As has been already noted, Mr.
Baker wan devoted to blondes. ' One
of the prettiest blondes in seven ,
kingdoms, MIjs Margaret .Baxter,
a sister of Mrs. Tevis-McKee,
arrived in Tuxedo.
Mr. Baker drowned his sorrow In
Miss Baxter's company. They even
had their pictures taken together
on the lake in , front of the club
Sister Dorothy sent this picture
to the traveler, and the f traveler
hastily turned her face homeward.
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Did she not say; to herself: "If
I cannot marry a Baker, no other
She arrived in Tuxedo In time to
drive Mr. William Hoffman's four-in-hand
at the Tuxedo Horse Show.
Mr. Baker was nreaent. and ail t-
once his heart bounded and he knew
that no one else could take Miss
The Kanes made formal announce
ment of the engagement a few
, weeks later. The Bakers expressed
themselves delighted, and gave the
happy couple a big dinner and sev
- eral valuable gifts.
. On Qctober 15 Miss Kane and
Mr. Baker were married in the little
church in Tuxedo. The Bakers
lavished Jewels on the bride an I
checks on the bridegroom. MIm
Dorothy, the peacemaker, wasmalil
of honor. It was a beautiful wed
ding, and there was a very Jolly re
The bride and groom, both look
Ing Idiotically happy, motored away
from the Park bound for a trip
around the world!
Yes, the bride longed to take the
groom ' to all the places she had
visited. In her previous journey!
Together they will visit Egypt, the
Durbar in India, the Flowery King
dom and - more Interesting places
than can be mentioned!
For love the happy bridegroom
. consents to take this long pilgrim
age! When they return they are to
, live in Tuxedo, where they first met
the little but powerful god, Love!
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